Si LIFE OF spirit, a deep humane mind, and reason, and a heart animated by the purest love for science and 1Mb WIT combined, and what he felt he was able to oxprosfc truthfully and gracefully. But he was specially favoured by Providence from his cradle upwards. Unlike thousands, perhaps the majority, of learned men, lie had not to strugglo against poverty and want; lie had not to roscuo his budding spirit from the despair and privations con- sequent on the want of the necessaries of life; lifj had not to rouse himself from the flagging of I lie wearied body; he came into the world as a privilege! being; he was cradled among the highest .social circles; his youthful education led him through the widely opened house and domains of science, throng]) favour and wealth. But it is his high, merit that with, those worldly favourable circumstances he did not give way to tho charms and the indulgences of his aristocratic position, that he did not fall into tho egotism of high, birth, nor the pride of idleness, but that he, on tho contrary, surrounded by the charms of a favoured position ju life, still followed the inborn impulses of his spirit, that he made himself the self-sacrificing servant of science. It forms Ms morally high position as a matt that he voluntarily and unostentatiously rejected tho aristocratic comfort of a nobleman, that he joyfully sacrificed his property,"and bore the greatest dangers and privations in the service of intellect, in his (endea- vours after knowledge, and a scientific extension of a comprehension of the world.